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The Department of Computer Science offers two major programs:
The BA in Computer Science
Provides a broad base in the design, implementation and application of computer software systems; a firm grasp of the essentials of computer architecture; and a solid foundation in the theoretical aspects of computer science;
Prepares undergraduates for life after graduation in careers in business, government, and the computer industry or in the pursuit of graduate studies, and;
Exposes students to the excitement and challenge of computing technologies and theory through a variety of advanced topics courses and close participation with faculty in cutting-edge research.
The BA in Computer Science with a Concentration in Bioinformatics
In addition to the core objectives cited above, provides a fundamental understanding of the most important aspects of quantitative and computational biology, including a solid background in biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics and computer science, with an emphasis on quantitative reasoning.